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Profile: National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV.N)

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National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), incorporated on July 14, 1995, is an oilfield equipment manufacturer and technology provider. The Company operates through four segments: Rig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies and Completion & Production Solutions. The Rig Technologies segment designs, manufactures, sells, and supports land rigs, offshore drilling equipment packages, and drilling rig components. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents and sells a range of equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. The Completion & Production Solutions segment integrates technologies for well completions and oil and gas production.

Rig Technologies

Rig Equipment designs, manufactures, and sells land rigs, complete offshore drilling packages, and drilling rig components designed to mechanize and automate many complex drilling rig processes. Rig Equipment’s product portfolio includes many equipment designs that changed the way rigs are operated, including the TDS top drive drilling system and automated roughneck. As the oil and gas industry has pushed the boundaries of geology and engineering with the move into the ultra-deepwater and onshore unconventional plays, the Rig Equipment unit has met the increasing challenges of its customer base with constant improvements to both its land and offshore rig equipment offerings. An example of this is the recently introduced NOVOSTM control system that offers drilling process automation, which enables improvements in drilling efficiency, reliability, and performance. The business unit also provides comprehensive aftermarket products and services to maximize its customers’ rig fleets’ drilling uptime. Aftermarket offerings include spare parts, repair, and rentals as well as comprehensive remote equipment monitoring, technical support, field service, and customer training through network of aftermarket service and repair facilities strategically located in major areas of drilling operations around the world. The marine construction designs, engineers, and manufactures heavy-lift cranes; a large range of knuckle-boom and lattice boom cranes, including active heave options; mooring, anchor, and deck handling machinery; a full range and models of jacking systems; and pipelay and construction systems. Marine Construction serves the oil and gas industry as well as other marine-based end markets.

Wellbore Technologies

The Wellbore Technologies segment focuses on oil and gas companies and supports drilling contractors, oilfield service companies, and oilfield rental companies. Its technologies and services include drilling optimization and automation services, instrumentation, measuring and monitoring systems; drill bits; downhole tools, like downhole drilling motors and other steerable technologies; solids control and waste management equipment and services; drilling fluids; premium drill pipe, wired pipe and drill string accessories; tubular inspection, repair and coating services; fishing tools and hole openers, and portable power generation. The Company designs, manufactures and sells a range of premium and American Petroleum Institute (API) drill stem products used for the drilling of oil and gas wells, including drill pipe, heavy-weight drill pipe, drill collars, drill subs and accessories. The Company offers a line of drilling products designed for the drilling of extended reach, directional, horizontal, deepwater and ultra-deep wells in both international and domestic markets.

The Company develops, manufactures and applies its tubular coatings, known as Tube-Kote coatings, to new and used drill pipe products and line pipe. The Company also offers other corrosion solutions, such as fiberglass lined tubing for wells used for injection or enhanced oil recovery. The Company engineers and fabricates inspection equipment for steel mills, which it sells and rents. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of downhole drilling tools and offers various components for a bottom hole assembly (BHA). The Company designs, manufactures and services fixed cutter and roller cone drill bits. The Company manufactures a range of borehole enlargement tools to produce enlarged wellbores that bring production online faster. The Company also sells and rents an offering of fishing and thru-tubing tools to perform retrieval of stuck tools, remove debris, mill bridge plugs and similar devices. Through its Coring Services business line, the Company enables the extraction of actual rock samples from a drilled well bore and allows geologists to examine the formations at the surface.

The Company's Dynamic Drilling Solutions business combines product lines that are focused on drilling instrumentation and visualization solutions, data communication support, well monitoring, drilling performance software, directional measurement sensors and systems, and drilling automation and optimization. Dynamic Drilling Solutions generates, collects, aggregates, communicates, and analyzes drilling data to provide its customers solutions for their well environments. The Company's measurement and monitoring systems combine hardware and software technologies (both at the surface and in the wellbore) into an integrated drilling rig package. Its eVolve service is a technology offering designed to optimize drilling operations. The Company offers equipment and services to separate and manage drill cuttings produced by the drilling process (Solids Control). It is engaged in the provision of drilling fluids, completion fluids and other related services. The Company provides rental generators, lighting and other accessories for use in the upstream oil and gas industry, refinery and petrochemical operations, construction sites, events, disaster relief and other industries.

Completion & Production Solutions

The Company's Completion & Production Solutions segment designs, manufactures and sells equipment and technologies needed for hydraulic fracture stimulation, including pressure pumping trucks, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowline, manifolds, wellheads and completion tools; well intervention, including coiled tubing units, coiled tubing, and wireline units and tools; offshore production, including composite pipe, process equipment, floating production systems and subsea production technologies, and onshore production including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, positive displacement reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. Completion & Production Solutions supports service companies and oil and gas companies. Coiled tubing consists of steel tubing manufactured in a continuous string and spooled on a reel. The Completion & Production Solutions segment manufactures and sells both coiled tubing units and the ancillary pressure control equipment used in these operations. Its wireline products include wireline drum units, which consist of a spool or drum of wireline cable, mounted in a mobile vehicle or skid, which works in conjunction with a source of power (an engine mounted in the vehicle or within a separate power pack skid). The wireline drum unit is used to spool wireline cable into or out of a well, in order to perform surveys inside the well, sample fluids from the bottom of the well, retrieve or replace components from inside the well, or to perform other well remediation or survey operations.

The Company engineers and manufactures a range of pressure control equipment for wireline operations, including wireline blowout preventers, strippers, packers, lubricators and grease injection units. Additionally, the Company makes wireline rigging equipment, such as mast trucks, and skidded masts for offshore rig-up. Its stimulation products include fracturing pumpers, acid units, blenders, control systems, sand handling systems, combo units, hydration and chemical additive systems as well as services and parts. Additionally, the Company sells, services, and rents portable flow line and well testing equipment. The Company designs and manufacturers Turret Mooring Systems and Spread Moored Systems, and other products for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSOs) and other offshore vessels and terminals. It designs and manufactures flexible pipe products and systems for the offshore oil and gas industry, including products associated with FPSO's and other offshore production platforms, as well as subsea production systems including flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers.

The Company provides equipment required for Subsea Production including subsea water injection treatment systems, subsea storage units, tie-in connector systems, active and passive cooling systems, subsea automatic pig launchers, pig tracking systems and weak-links for controlled disconnection on the seabed. The Company designs, manufactures and markets filament-wound and molded fiberglass pipe and fittings, as well as spoolable fiberglass pipe. These products are used by a range of petroleum, petrochemical and other industrial fluid and gas processing industries; for service station piping systems; aboard marine vessels, FPSOs and offshore oil platforms, and are marketed as an alternative to metallic piping systems, which can fail under corrosive operating conditions. The Company's Fiberspar business manufactures and sells fiberglass-reinforced spoolable pipe to the oil and gas industry, which provides a corrosion-resistant solution for the production and transportation of oil and gas. Additionally, the Company manufactures vessels, chambers, structures, and other bespoke components from composite materials allowing for a fit and forget solution across a range of user applications, both onshore and offshore.

The Company's XL Systems product line offers the customer an integrated package of large-bore tubular products and services for offshore or deep onshore wells. This product line includes the Company's line of wedge thread connections on large-bore tubulars and related engineering and design services. The Company serves its customers in various markets by designing, manufacturing and distributing integrated solutions and discrete products, including wellstream processing systems (dynamic oil recovery, water treatment, phased separation, hydrate inhibition, and gas processing) pumping technologies (reciprocating, multistage and progressive cavity pumps), chokes, midstream products (closures, transfer pumps and valves), artificial lift systems (stuffing boxes, drive heads, PCP, control boxes, polished rod accessories, and hydraulic pumping units), mixing and agitation equipment, heat exchangers, and other general oilfield products (critical service hookups, pumping tees, and production BOP's). The Company designs, manufactures and sells pumps and expendables that are used in oil and gas drilling operations, well service operations, production applications, as well as industrial applications. These pumps include reciprocating positive displacement piston and plunger pumps and high pressure mud pumps. The Company designs, manufactures and installs well completion tools that are primarily focused on the Horizontal Multi-Stage Fracturing (HMSF) market.

The Company competes with MHWirth, Aker Solutions, American Electric Technologies, American Block, AXON Energy Products, Bentec, Bomco, Nabors Industries, Cavins Oil Well Tools, Schlumberger, Ltd., Den-Con Tool Company, Forum Energy Technologies, General Electric, Hitec Products, Honghua, Huisman, Liebherr, Parveen Industries, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Stewart & Stevenson, Trevi Group, Seatrax, Sparrows Offshore, Subsea Solutions, Tesco Corporation, Wartsila, Weatherford International, Baker Hughes, Drill Pipe Masters, Frank's International, Future Pipe, Halliburton, Hanwei, Hilong, Patterson Tubular Services, Precision Tube, ShawCor, Superior Energy Services, Texas Steel Conversion, Vallourec & Mannesmann, Circor International, ALS, Dover, Drilquip, FMC Technologies, GE Oil & Gas, Technip, Roper Industries and Weir Group.

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National Oilwell Varco Inc

HOUSTON   TX   77036
P: +1713.3753700
F: +1302.6555049

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